Kelsey Landis reports:
A cyberattack caused St. Louis County to shut down some computer systems used to look up court cases, issue charges and process people in custody at the jail, County Executive Sam Page said Tuesday.
Police officers, jail officials, the county counselor, municipal court officials and the prosecuting attorney’s office all use the Regional Justice Information System, or REJIS. The county was alerted to the problem Monday afternoon, said Doug Moore, a spokesman for Page.
Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
This sounds like a supply-chain attack as KCTV reports that three other municipalities also reported REJIS-related system issues:
Municipal Courts in at least three Kansas City-area cities suspend some operations because of a security issue.
Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., and Overland Park Municipal Courts all rely on the Regional Justice Information System, or REJIS.
REJUS is a government commission that serves criminal justice departments across Missouri as well as in Illinois and Kansas.